Thank You for Your Support

Posted by on December 24, 2016 in Chapter Information | 0 comments



After hosting a wildly successful Midwest Regional Conference

and offering outstanding chapter programming in 2016,
the chapter is taking a break! 

We hope to continue activities by 2018.

If you are a current ICF member and would like to have a role in resuming the chapter activities by serving on the ICF Indianapolis Chapter board, please contact Kristin Kelly at International Coach Federation Global via email to learn what is expected of an ICF chapter leader and as a representative of ICF Global.

Thank you!

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Letter from the President | ICF Indy Chapter News | December 2016

Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Chapter Information | 0 comments

Margie Bieswanger

It’s time for me to say farewell and thank you. My two-year term as chapter president ends in just a few days.

It’s been both an honor and a delight to serve our chapter as president throughout 2015 and 2016.

We have much to be proud of as a chapter.

We held six in-person chapter meetings ​and two virtual offerings​ ​​this year. We thoroughly enjoyed the variety of speakers and topics brought to Indianapolis for our members and guests. All of the presentations were informative and the speakers inspired us to take action, applying what they shared.
We hosted several social events throughout the year. We continued our popular Coffee Chats that were open to all who are interested in coaching. We “talked shop”, philosophized about aspects of coaching, made new friends, and reconnected with others. We hosted a couple of evening social events where we enjoyed a glass of wine, a bite to eat, and of course, each others company. And we capped the year with a ​spectacular dinner for chapter members!
By far the absolute highlight of this year was hosting the Midwest Regional Conference in June. Wow! What a privilege to experience the high level of professional development opportunities offered ​throughout the conference ​a​s well as the magnificent way the all-volunteer steering committee pulled it all together. It was a huge success in just about every way you could measure.
As I say goodbye, please know ​how much I value​ you as a member of our community​ and ​​how much I have appreciated your support of our chapter.
Here’s to your ​continued ​success as a coach in 2017!

 

Margie

 

 

Margie Beiswanger
ICF Indianapolis Chapter President 2015-2016

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Letter from the President | ICF Indy Chapter News | November 2016

Posted by on November 5, 2016 in Chapter Information | 0 comments

Margie Bieswanger

The holiday season will soon be upon us – for better or worse. And time seems to fly as the end of the year approaches.

I know you’ll be busy with clients, family, and traditions.

Every day we need to make smart choices about who we’ll spend time with and how we’ll spend our energy. I hope the chapter will be considered one of your smart choices!

Our chapter is here to serve you, to enhance your journey as a coach, and to support you. We’re here to help you grow and be better able to serve your clients. We’re here to serve you as a community of professionals who can share resources, tips, and friendship with one another.

It’s all a matter of choice, isn’t it? Whether or not you choose to participate in chapter events, whether or not you choose to engage with chapter members. Whether or not you even choose to become (or stay) a member of ICF Global.

I hope you’ll choose to be involved with our chapter. Why? Because we value your input. We value YOU.

We have one more Chapter Meeting on deck this month. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about ICF Credentialing. You can read more about the program below.

And if you need an excuse to get out of the office, socialize a bit, and connect with your fellow coaches, then by all means plan to join me at the last Coffee Chat of 2016 – on December 8th.

Well, there’s much more to tell you about, so keep reading. Stay connected. Be an active part of this community. And definitely plan to attend chapter events this year.

I can’t wait to see you again or meet you for the first time!

Margie

 

 

Margie Beiswanger
ICF Indianapolis Chapter President 2015-2016

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Letter from the President | ICF Indy Chapter News | October 2016

Posted by on October 5, 2016 in Chapter Information | 0 comments

Margie Bieswanger

I have good news and bad news.

I won’t beat around the bush.

Here’s the good news: We have some great events happening between now and the end of the year. Please scroll down to read about them, mark your calendar, and join us.

Here’s the bad news: These might be the last events our chapter hosts.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Our chapter may no longer exist after this December.

Why, you ask? Well, it’s simple. Unfortunate. But simple.

We have no nominations for any ICF Indianapolis Chapter leadership role for 2017-2018.

If that doesn’t change within the next two weeks, our chapter will not be able to continue functioning.

This saddens me. And yet, I realize that the energy needed to sustain our chapter simply may not be available at this time. Perhaps a rest is needed. And then the chapter can regroup and come into existence again in the future.

The reality is that without a strong leadership team in place – a group of dedicated volunteers to organize events and keep a sense of community going – there cannot be an Indianapolis Chapter in 2017.

However, it’s not too late!

If you are a registered, dues-paying member of ICF and have been thinking of a leadership role in our chapter, NOW may be the time to act on that inspiration! You have until October 10th to contact the leadership team with your nomination.

Well, there’s much more to tell you about, so keep reading. Stay connected. Be an active part of this community. And definitely plan to attend chapter events this year.

I can’t wait to see you again or meet you for the first time!

Margie

 

 

Margie Beiswanger
ICF Indianapolis Chapter President 2015-2016

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Letter from the President | ICF Indy Chapter News | September 2016

Posted by on September 4, 2016 in Chapter Information | 0 comments

Margie BieswangerLately I’ve noticed a topic that has come up repeatedly in conversation.

No matter who I’ve been talking to, it’s come up at some point. It could just be me. But I think it’s something that coaches have in common.

The need for variety. The fact that we have a tendency to master something and move on. That we can get bored and lose our passion if we don’t get enough variety. That we like novelty and thrive on challenge.

We like to learn. In fact, every coach I know is a self-described lifelong learner. That speaks to our need for variety, as well.

Okay, so that may or may not be true for you. I’ll say this though, “Variety is the spice of life” isn’t an age-old adage for no reason. Right?

The ‘variety’ in your life and coaching practice will look different than mine, that is almost guaranteed. But the feeling will be the same, won’t it?

So here’s my challenge to you: Do one thing in the next couple of weeks (or sooner!) to bring some joy and some “variety” into your life.

Branch out. Reach out. Connect with others. Connect with yourself. You’ll be glad you did.

If you haven’t attended a chapter event recently, that could be your “spice of life” addition. Why not take a look at all we have to offer, get registered, mark your calendar, and join us. We’d love to see you and connect!

We just had our August social event at Cooper’s Hawk Winery (group photo below) and that certainly added a bit of variety to my week. We enjoyed good food, great company, and some delicious wine, as well.

Chapter Social Aug 2016

Another thing on my mind as the summer winds down is preparing to step down as the Chapter President at the end of this year. While I have thoroughly enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) leading the chapter, it’s time for someone else to take the reins. That “someone” could be you. Are you the next President of ICF Indianapolis?

Chapter TeamWill you begin thinking about joining our chapter’s leadership team by volunteering some of your expertise and time to our chapter?

Chapter Elections will be held in November and we’ll have a few positions on the Board available (including my role – President!!)

If you are a current member of ICF you’ll be hearing from the Nomination & Election Committee about the election process and the positions available, so don’t worry, you’ll be kept in the loop. And in the meantime, ask yourself how you might begin contributing to this dynamic chapter. We all benefit when you contribute!

Well, there’s much more to tell you about, so keep reading. Stay connected. Be an active part of this community. And definitely plan to attend chapter events this year.

I can’t wait to see you again or meet you for the first time!

Margie

 

Margie Beiswanger
ICF Indianapolis Chapter President 2015-2016

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Letter from the President | ICF Indy Chapter News | August 2016

Posted by on August 5, 2016 in Chapter Information | 0 comments

Margie Bieswanger

How is your summer going? Fast, I’ll bet. I know mine is.

I do hope that you’ve carved out some time to recharge your batteries. Spend time with family and friends. Read a delicious novel. Hike a favorite (or new) trail. Take a road trip. Or maybe even spend a day doing nothing at all! Be sure to make time to do whatever makes you happy.

In fact, we have TWO social events planned this month that you are invited to attend (scroll down for details). Why not join us? It’s an opportunity to recharge your batteries by connecting with likeminded people. Plus, we always have a lot of fun when we’re together.

Summer is for having fun. So don’t miss out!

Another thing on my mind as the summer winds down is preparing to step down as the Chapter President at the end of this year. While I have thoroughly enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) leading the chapter, it’s time for someone else to take the reins. That “someone” could be you. Are you the next President of ICF Indianapolis?

Will you begin thinking about joining our chapter’s leadership team by volunteering some of your expertise and time to our chapter?

Chapter Elections will be held in November and we’ll have a few positions on the Board available (including my role – President!!)

You’ll be hearing from the Nomination & Election Committee about the election process and the positions available, so don’t worry, you’ll be kept in the loop. But in the meantime, ask yourself how you might begin contributing to this dynamic chapter. We all benefit when you contribute!

Well, there’s much more to tell you about, so keep reading. Stay connected. Be an active part of this community. And definitely plan to attend chapter events this year.

I can’t wait to see you again or meet you for the first time!

Margie

 

 

Margie Beiswanger
ICF Indianapolis Chapter President 2015-2016

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Midwest Conference Corner Wrap Up

Posted by on July 4, 2016 in ICF Midwest Region | 0 comments

Julia Mattern ConferenceAs fireworks light up the sky for the 4th of July, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the success of the 2016 ICF Midwest Regional Conference! We had 301 coaches gathered at the Crossroads from all regions of the US, Canada and abroad for two and a half amazing days of learning, growing and connecting. The feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive, from attendees, speakers and exhibitors alike. If you have not already done so, I would appreciate you taking a few minutes to fill out the conference survey here to help planning for the next conference.

I was excited to walk around the Westin and see so many people from our chapter, not only in attendance, but also engaged in service throughout the weekend. I cannot tell you how proud I am of our chapter’s contributions or thank you enough for your enthusiastic support of the conference. You played a huge role in the success of this event and I am grateful for all of your participation.

Special thanks to:

  • Barbara Bougher for her outstanding service as Host City Chair. Barbara did a beautiful job managing all the hotel and conference logistics, including the food, signs, conference bags and programs, plus she was an amazing teammate. She also created and led the Ambassador program and was a champion for connection and inclusion.
  • Lynn Zettler for her excellent work leading the conference service projects. Lynn and her team created all the documents and processes, plus fulfilled our vision of contributing something meaningful to Indy and raising the visibility of professional coaching. Lynn also championed bringing the conference to Indy and contributed great ideas in the early planning stages.
  • Margie Beiswanger for the beautiful job she did as conference Emcee. Margie has also been a tireless champion of the conference and contributed in many ways, from technical support of the website, to creating conference buttons and graphics, and helping me create and deliver our commercial for Indy at last year’s conference.
  • Jane Creswell for providing an outstanding workshop on coaching effectiveness for local business and civic leaders as part of our service projects. As always, Jane was most generous in sharing her experience and expertise, while giving back to the community and helping us to raise the visibility of professional coaching in Indy.
  • Dan Johnson for donating his services as a presenter and delivering an excellent session on Resilience that got excellent reviews from attendees. Dan has also been a huge supporter, especially to colleagues in the allied professions.
  • Our Conference Committee Members: Chris Accornero, Sandi Ballard, Amy Barnes, Francine Carter, Mary DuVall and Mark Sprout (Host City); Jim Struck (Service Project Subcommittee); Julie Kratz, Margie Beiswanger and Pat Saint (Marketing); and Sean Olson (Programs).
  • Our Coaches who gave pro bono sessions for participants of the The Promise Zone Project as part of the service project: Julianne Miranda, Jeannie Phillips, Bud Roth and Jim Struck.
  • Our Ambassadors: Amy Barnes, Robin Barr, Margie Beiswanger, Barbara Bougher, Francine Carter, Mary DuVall, Dan Johnson, Angela Jorden, Pat Saint, Mark Sprout and DeShawn Wert.
  • Our Onsite Volunteers: Chris Accornero, Jenny Banner, Amy Barnes, Robin Barr, Margie Beiswanger, Ruth Boldt, Barbara Bougher, Francine Carter, Mary DuVall, Dan Johnson, Mike Johnson, Kathryn Martinie, Nila Nealy, Sean Olson, Jeannie Phillips, Bud Roth, Pat Saint, Mark Sprout, Jackie Stancil and Judy Wade.

I am grateful for the opportunity to represent our chapter on the Steering Committee for five years. Thank you for helping make this a truly memorable experience.

Julia Mattern
Chair, 2016 ICF-Midwest Regional Conference
The Crossroads of Coaching

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Letter from the President | ICF Indy Chapter News | July 2016

Posted by on July 2, 2016 in Chapter Information | 0 comments

Margie BieswangerWow! The conference was a huge success.

Everyone had a fabulous time and learned so much from the breakout speakers, keynote sessions with Marshall Goldsmith, Judith Glaser, and more.

It was an amazing weekend that was well worth the effort. Again, I want to thank all of our chapter members who are responsible for making this event a success.

Conference group

In fact, the conference was so rich with valuable information that you couldn’t possibly take in all of it.

But we have a solution for that!

Whether or not you were able to attend the conference in person, please mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 19th, and plan to join us for the next chapter meeting and CCEU program.

We’ll be offering our ever-popular ICF Midwest Regional Conference Recap. Several of our chapter members will be providing short summaries of a selection of the breakout and keynote sessions. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to earn CCEUs, connect with your colleagues, learn new coaching tools, and win prizes! Yes, we have some prizes to raffle off during the meeting. And we’ll have some free gifts for everyone who attends, as well. Learn more and register here.

Chapter VolunteerI’d like to ask you something.

Will you begin thinking about joining our leadership team by volunteering some of your expertise and time to our chapter?

Chapter Elections will be held in November and we’ll have a few positions on the Board available (including my role – President!!)

You’ll be hearing from me about the election process and the positions available, so don’t worry, you’ll be kept in the loop. But in the meantime, ask yourself how you might begin contributing to this dynamic chapter. We all benefit when you contribute!

Well, there’s much more to tell you about, so keep reading. Stay connected. Be an active part of this community. And definitely plan to attend chapter events this year.

I can’t wait to see you again or meet you for the first time!

Margie

 

 

Margie Beiswanger
ICF Indianapolis Chapter President 2015-2016

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Letter from the President | ICF Indy Chapter News | June 2016

Posted by on June 4, 2016 in Chapter Information | 0 comments

Margie BieswangerThis. Is. It!

The ICF Midwest Regional Conference is HERE – June 23-25.

This has been a HUGE year of preparation by so many dedicated members of our chapter. Without their tireless efforts and their immense energy, we would not be celebrating this big event. We would not be hosting the ICF MRC right here in Indianapolis.

Its here conferenceThe next time you see these amazing ICF Indy chapter members, please be sure to thank them for their time, energy, enthusiasm, expertise, dedication, and more!!

  • Julia Mattern, Conference Chair
  • Barbara Bougher, Host City Chair
  • Sandi Ballard
  • Amy Barnes
  • Francine Carter
  • Mary DuVall
  • Dan Johnson
  • Thank you chapter membersMike Johnson
  • Julie Kratz
  • Stefanie Krievins
  • Sean Olson
  • Bud Roth
  • Kurt Schoch
  • Mark Sprout
  • Jim Struck
  • Lynn Zettler

Well, there’s much more to tell you about, so keep reading. Stay connected. Be an active part of this community. And definitely plan to attend chapter events this year.

I can’t wait to see you again or meet you for the first time!

Margie

 

 

Margie Beiswanger
ICF Indianapolis Chapter President 2015-2016

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Midwest Conference Corner Update – June 2016

Posted by on June 4, 2016 in ICF Midwest Region | 0 comments

Julia MatternWe are just three weeks away from the Fifth Annual ICF-Midwest Regional Conference! The team is busy putting on the finishing touches to give you the best possible conference experience.

Activities begin on Thursday, June 23 at 1:00 pm with the Business Outreach Project, led by ICF Indy member Jane Creswell, MCC. This free workshop is open to the public and any interested coaches. Live coaching sessions for The Promise Zone Project also begin at 1:00 pm. Our special Fifth-Anniversary Bonus Session on Conversational Intelligence with Judith Glaser is from 3:00-5:00 pm. This session is before registration opens, so go directly to the session and register afterward (5-7 pm). For just this session, attendees will receive a CCEU certificate. Other sessions will be included on the conference passport that you will need to get stamped as you exit each session.

Ambassadors meet from 5:45-6:00 pm, followed by the First-Time Attendee Orientation at 6:00 pm. Exhibitor tables will be open from 5:00-7:00 pm, so be sure to check out the latest in coaching products and services before heading to the Opening Reception at the Artsgarden (7:00-9:00 pm). Reception-only tickets are $40 each at the door (cash or check only). If you are attending the conference, please register at the Westin (2nd floor lobby) before coming to the reception.

Friday and Saturday begin with breakfast at 7:00 am. Be there Friday morning for the drawing to win an hour with Marshall Goldsmith! Sessions start at 8:30 am with Marshall’s opening keynote and run until 5:00 pm. There will be ample breaks to visit our exhibitors, network and relax in our quiet room. We will have coffee and tea during the morning breaks and snacks during the afternoon breaks. Lunch is also included.

Friday features two special events. From 5:30-7:00 pm, there will be a sponsor/exhibitor appreciation event, where you can play a game to be eligible to win one of five gift baskets. Starting at 7:00 pm is our Crossroads Cuisine and Connections event. Click here and sign up online to dine at some of Indy’s best restaurants with small groups of colleagues. There are many events taking place in Indy the weekend of our conference, so we urge you to take advantage of the reservations we have already made for you.

Saturday’s sessions begin at 8:30 am with a general session on the neuroscience of coaching led by Ann Betz, Ursula Pottinga and Amorah Ross. There will be breakout sessions before and after lunch, and Marshall Goldsmith’s closing keynote at 4:00 pm. Stick around at the end for an announcement about the 2018 conference in Pittsburgh and the prize basket drawing.

As you plan for the conference, we encourage you to carpool if possible due to heavy traffic downtown that weekend. Bring something for taking notes, a water bottle (water stations will be available), a sweater or jacket in case session rooms are cool and plenty of business cards for networking. Dress is business casual.

After more than a year of planning, we are excited to welcome you for a great weekend of learning, growing and connecting. See you at The Crossroads!

Julia Mattern
Chair, 2016 ICF-Midwest Regional Conference
The Crossroads of Coaching

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